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International Tea Day

By |2023-12-15T10:55:33-06:00December 15th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Argentina, Asia, Asian Pacific, celebrations, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, Europe, Global, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, India, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Korea, Language and Culture, Malaysia, Middle East, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tea Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Tea Day By Sharon Schweitzer Tea is a beverage made from the Camellia sinesis plant. Tea is the world’s most consumed drink, after water. It is believed that tea originated in northeast India, north Myanmar and southwest China, but the exact place where the plant first grew is not known. There is evidence that [...]

Celebrating National Rice Month

By |2023-09-13T14:37:09-05:00September 13th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, China, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Dining, Global Celebrations, Hong Kong, India, International Holidays, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States|

Celebrating National Rice Month By Sharon Schweitzer The history of National Rice Month which is celebrated in September, started in 1991, when President George H.W. Bush designated the month as such. The president and the United States Rice Federation came to an agreement to celebrate and recognize the usage of the grain in our daily [...]

International Sudoku Day

By |2023-09-08T13:49:43-05:00September 8th, 2023|Asian Pacific, Cross-Cultural, France, Hong Kong, International Holidays, Japan, U.S. Holidays|

  International Sudoku Day By Sharon Schweitzer For all of the Sudoku enthusiasts out there, you will notice the significance behind this holiday’s date. The goal of the Sudoku game is to fill a 9×9 grid so that each column, row, and 3×3 sub-grid contains all the digits from 1 to 9.  In 1892, the [...]

The Cultural Significance of Ramen

By |2018-10-11T14:54:37-05:00October 27th, 2017|Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, China, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Culture, Dining, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hong Kong, Lifestyle, South Korea|

Ramen has a deep-rooted cultural significance, which adds to its delicious taste as a fulfilling meal. Visit a nearby ramen shop or restaurant to fully appreciate the historical and cultural significance behind every bite.

World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42-05:00September 27th, 2017|Africa, Asia, Austin, Australia, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Gracious Living, Gulf City, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, South America, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.

Celebrating Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:47-05:00June 29th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Intercultural, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics|

Handover Day is also a time of social activism, with thousands of citizens gathering to rally for their rights. Originally organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, the causes behind this yearly march have been numerous, but the overarching theme is universal suffrage.

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Traditions and Taboos

By |2018-10-11T14:54:59-05:00January 22nd, 2017|China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Hong Kong, International Holidays|

How Chinese New Year varies from Gregorian calendar New Year and how to avoid etiquette faux pas.

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